So my #Chromecast with #GoogleTV failed to boot yesterday so I tried to reboot it and it started up fine but then #YouTube kept crashing every time I tried to open it. Even if I reinstalled it. In the end, I had to factory reset the thing. Was less painful than I thought it would be but still annoying. You Googled it up again #Google!
I have a feeling this won't end well for those of us who want voice assistants that done,t spy on you. :/
Sonos buys Snips, a privacy-focused voice assistant - The Verge
Really impressed with the #pihole project! Network wide #adblocking on all of my devices? Yes please! It works quite well but I want to tweak it so I can have maximum blocking. Tips on good block lists to add are welcome! :)
I am just in awe of this new thing my #Chromebook can do! I can write on #PDFs directly in a #Chrome browser tab using my #stylus. I had paperwork I had to send with iPad repairs I needed to send at work and I was able to fill out the PDF multiple times, save, and print very quickly.
It's amazing how when they print out my handwriting actually looks like I wrote it with black ink. 😁
The program I used was called unDBX for anyone interested:
So I've been using #Squarespace for some time to make websites for myself and clients and while I love how easy it is to use and the beautiful site designs, I'd like to use something that's just as usable but #FreeSoftware or #Libre and NOT #Wordpress. Any suggestions? There are way too many #OpenSource options it's hard to pick. :/
For the love of God! Why doesn't a #libre #OpenSource #RMM tool exist? Maybe it does but I have trouble finding a good one on the web. Any ideas for remotely monitoring computers running #Linux? Oh yes and I need to be able to self host the thing.
I'm getting really tired of the #IT industry whitewashing and using platforms that engage in #surveilancecapitalism! As an industry where we give individuals and businesses advice on what software and services to use, we should NOT be promoting the likes of #Facebook and #Google who use our private data for their CEO's personal profit. It's simply unethical! I will be promoting #EthicalDesign and #Technology to my clients and #DeleteFacebook, #DeleteGoogle, #DeleteAmazon, etc.
Good morning Fediverse! I've recently switched from #Chromium to #Firefox due to the impending bullshit with disabling ad blockers. Honestly I'm not Firefox's biggest fan because they take money from Surveillance Capitalists but it was easy to disable the #antifeatures in it. It's a shame that #GnomeWeb doesn't have #WebRTC support yet, otherwise I wouldn't need Firefox. #DeleteGoogle #SurveillanceCapitalism #AntiCapitalism #Leftism #Technology #Infotech #Infosec #IT #Socialism #Anarchism
I've decided to make it my mission to educate people on #technology and all the good it can do for individuals and society. Things like #mastodon, #email, #rss, etc can all be used in very unique and creative ways to make life better for so many people. As an #IT person, I feel it is my duty to also steer people away from the exploitative parts of the web like Facebook et al. Funny how most people in my industry actually use Facebook to manipulate people. I won't. #DeleteFacebook
I'm sorry but Firefox has never worked for me, Chrome has always worked better and is more secure. Sure, Google can be a real tyrant sometimes but they did make a good product. With a few settings tweaks and extensions I can limit the data Google can collect on me and there is always Chromium for the Open Source purists out there. There, I said it. #browserwars #firefox #chrome #chromeos #chromium #opensource #google #technology
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